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The Chief Marshal 

The Class Marshals 

Candidates for the Baccalaureate Degree 

Candidate for Master's Degree 

The Faculty 

The Presidential Party 

The academic regalia, the academic processional, and the ceremonial 
program are part of an ancient tradition of learning. This tradition is a unified, solemn 
occasion at which only applause is appropriate. 

The audience is asked to refrain from any form of expression and to reserve 
celebrations until the program is concluded. 

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Dr. John T. Wolfe, Jr., President 

PRELUDE "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring". . . Bach 

Mr. James Thompson, Jr., Organist 

'ACADEMIC PROCESSION "War March of the Priest". . . Felix Mendelssohn 

Mr. James Thompson, Jr., Organist 

INVOCATION Reverend James H.Cantrell 

Pastor, Second African Baptist Church, Savannah, Georgia 

SELECTION Achieved is the Glorious Work from "The Creation". . . Franz Joseph Haydn 

Savannah State College Concert Choir 
Mr. Willie E. Jackson, Director ... Mr. Jerome Glover, Accompanist 



Chair, Board of Regents 

SELECTION "Elijah Rock". . . Moses G. Hogan 

Savannah State College Concert Choir 


Vice President for Academic Affairs 


School of Business Dr. William Dowling, Dean 

School of Humanities and Social Sciences Dr. Kenoye K. Eke, Dean 

School of Sciences and Technology .... Dr. Margaret C. Robinson, Interim Dean 


Assisted by the Academic Deans 
and Mr. Robert Ray, Registrar 



Acting Associate Graduate Dean 

ALUMNI INDUCTION Dr. Jimmie C. Jackson, President 

Savannah State College 
National Alumni Association 




Reading the Commissioning Document Dr. George N. Williams 

Head, Department of Chemistry 
and Faculty Representative to NROTC 

Administering the Oath of Office 

N.R.O.T.C Commander Welch Fair 

BENEDICTION Reverend James H. Cantrell 

*Alma Mater - Savannah State College Hymn 


RECESSIONAL "Pomp and Circumstance". . . Sir Edward Elgar 

Mr. James Thompson, Jr., Organist 

Savannah State College Hymn 

J. Randolph Fisher and Hillary Hatchett 

Let us give thanks and praise to Thee 

To our Alma Mater, S.S.C. 

Thine honor, pride, and eminence, 

We raise in prayerful reverence. 

Guide us still from day to day, 

Be Thou mindful lest we lose our way; 

Help us know that life, short or long, 

Means unceasing work for weak and strong. 


Where Savannah meets the sea, 

Where grassy plains and palms abound, 

Where the flow'rs are gems of loveliness, 

There S.S.C. is found. 

We adore each beauteous scene and hall, 

Our all we pledge to Thee! 

In our hearts we'll build a shrine for Thee 

We hail Thee, S.S.C! 

The audience is requested to stand. 
** The audience is requested to remain seated until the procession has exited. 

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Judith Lynn Hightower Savannah State College 

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Anika Latasha Blackwell Savannah, Georgia 

Tiffany Anne Brooks Savannah, Georgia 

James Guy Burk III Savannah, Georgia 

Theresa Michelle Burroughs Savannah, Georgia 

Valencia Yuvett Cody Atlanta, Georgia 

Deborah B. Davis Savannah, Georgia 

Lois E. Evans Savannah, Georgia 

Lynnae Marie Floyd Hinesville, Georgia 

Bretonna Yvette Goldwire Savannah, Georgia 

Tranace Jackson Sandersville, Georgia 

Vida Anitra Johnson Hopkins, South Carolina 

Melanie Deason Kramer Savannah, Georgia 

Angela Larayne Larochester Savannah, Georgia 

Tanya Lenette Lewis Columbus, Georgia 

Ursula Mason Richmond Hill, Georgia 

! Liza Joyce Mullins Guyton, Georgia 

Qiana Cilcretia Powell Decatur, Georgia 

Steve Wesley Shelton Savannah, Georgia 

David Scott Sutlive Tybee Island, Georgia 

James Heyward Walker Savannah, Georgia 

Marie Michelle Westmoreland Ft. Stewart, Georgia 

Damon Todd Wilson Savannah, Georgia 

April Nacole Worthy Savannah, Georgia 

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Nikki Makeba Baker Camilla, Georgia 

Joyce Meachum Brenson Savannah, Georgia 

Dexter Germier Briggs Union City, Georgia 

Keenya Asenath Burts Augusta, Georgia 

Edward Grayson Cannon, Jr Savannah, Georgia 

Kelly Renae Clark Decatur, Georgia 

Wendolyn Denise Davis Camilla, Georgia 

Dawn Yvette Garvin Savannah, Georgia 

! Karen L Head Savannah, Georgia 

*** Summa Cum Laude ** Magna Cum Laude * Cum Laude ! In Absentia 

Lenora Johnson Sandersville, Georgia 

Samuel Tyrel Johnson Ft. Gaines, Georgia 

Reginald D. Leseane Savannah, Georgia 

Kenyetta Tonganique Love Decatur, Georgia 

Wilson Damon Morgan Townsend, Georgia 

Angela Thomas Wilson Savannah, Georgia 


Curtis R. Bean Savannah, Georgia 

Chennis Courtney Berry Lithonia, Georgia 

Daswell J. Bevans Nassau, Bahamas 

Corwin Cullen Black Atlanta, Georgia 

Linwood A. Brown Savannah, Georgia 

Lucretia Denise Butler White Oak, Georgia 

WilmaTate Byrd Savannah, Georgia 

Cassandra Fayette Cooper St. Petersburg, Florida 

Patricia Robinson Deloach Garden City, Georgia 

Frontia Maurice Fountain Perkinston, Mississippi 

Natasha Latrice Givens Savannah, Georgia 

Winifred Lynette Hill Decatur, Georgia 

Lynnette Yvonne Scott Hymes Savannah, Georgia 

Joy Revita Johnson Smyrna, Georgia 

Terra LaShon Jones Ellenwood, Georgia 

Anitra Cherie Lester Stone Mountain, Georgia 

Steve Carlton Moore Savannah, Georgia 

Jacqueline Covodis Williams Morris Savannah, Georgia 

Lisa Annette Peeples Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 

Karen Elizabeth Portosa Guyton, Georgia 

Deborah Mae Rish Savannah, Georgia 

Trina Rivers Savannah, Georgia 

Rakesha LaShawnda Shank Thomson, Georgia 

Tracie Yvonne Shedrick Edison, Georgia 

Ayanna Joi Stevens Jacksonville, Florida 

David Elmer Thomas Savannah, Georgia 

Angelo Douglas Turnquest Nassau, Bahamas 

Kimberly Anndrea Washington Savannah, Georgia 

Patricia G.Williams Savannah, Georgia 


Shahn Ali Battle Atlanta, Georgia 

Synthe Maria Fleming Savannah, Georgia 

LeRon McKendrick Warner Robins, Georgia 

Keishel Edwin Moffett East Point, Georgia 

Amy Nicole Phillips Savannah, Georgia 

Dwain Anthony Whitehead Savannah, Georgia 

Barbara Ann Williams Stapleton, Georgia 

Summa Cum Laude ** Magna Cum Laude * Cum Laude ! In Absentia 

(flomputer Jnftirmattnn gajatentB and Accounting 

Kwasi Osei Agye-Gyamfi Accra Ghana 

Cassandra Renae Johnson Harlem, Georgia 

(flamputer Jnfnnnatum Systems trnb ilanagcment 

Shaunce Renard Riley Savannah, Georgia 

Computer ^Information Systems anfc flarketing 

Stephanie D. Byrd Monroe, Georgia 


iEmjltslj, iCanguage and literature 

Bessie Green Allen Savannah, Georgia 

Demetra Antoniou-Johnson Decatur, Georgia 

Sydnay Core Axon Savannah, Georgia 

Cynthia PGarner Atlanta, Georgia 

Esperanza Hernandez Savannah, Georgia 

Shannon Hester Jetter Savannah, Georgia 

Eddie Lamont Jones III Savannah, Georgia 

Edward M. Persons Savannah, Georgia 

Treva Adriane Rivers Savannah, Georgia 

Reavers Cory Sapp Deerfield Beach, Florida 

Ronald N. Singleton, Jr Savannah, Georgia 

Andre L.Torrance Savannah, Georgia 

Harrell Wilder Lincolnton, Georgia 

ilass Communications 

Tomika LaTonya Boykins Thomson, Georgia 

Gloria Latrell Brack Savannah, Georgia 

Steven Louis Dickerson Savannah, Georgia 

Maria Williams Green Savannah, Georgia 

Tanya Tharese Lewis College Park, Georgia 

Kenneth McFarland Savannah, Georgia 

Shari P Roberts Savannah, Georgia 

Jose A. Roque Decatur, Georgia 

Kevin Lamont Shuman Savannah, Georgia 

Natasha Dny Weaver Woodbury, Georgia 

Secrcation anfo JIark Administration 

Alvin Jones Savannah, Georgia 

Jonathan Dewayne Kelly Philadelphia, Mississippi 

Cornelius Terrell Leverett Lincolnton, Georgia 

*** Summa Cum Laude ** Magna Cum Laude * Cum Laude ! In Absentia 


Shawn Demetrius Davis Lincolntoa Georgia 

Carey Wayne Gaines Atlanta, Georgia 

Rodney Christopher Herring Savannah, Georgia 

Sherry Denise Heyward Savannah, Georgia 

Bobby Glenn Leaphart, Jr Waycross, Georgia 


Tony Bernard Jackson Savannah, Georgia 

(Criminal 3uHtto 

DeVonn Cape Adams Savannah, Georgia 

Alexis L Alexander Savannah, Georgia 

Jeffrey Bright Savannah, Georgia 

Monica Yvette Bryant Savannah, Georgia 

Susan Mary Bryant Savannah, Georgia 

Uhuru Willie Burnette Augusta, Georgia 

Michele Rene Carthon Savannah, Georgia 

Christopher Bernard Chachere Valdosta, Georgia 

Lloyd Kiambo David St. Croix U.S.VI. 

Kimberly Sherea Davis Albany, Georgia 

Patricia Doe Freeport, New York 

Sheldon Andre Eatmon Savannah, Georgia 

Keith Eric Ellison Savannah, Georgia 

Terry Lamont Enoch Savannah, Georgia 

Keith Lamont Foard Savannah, Georgia 

Fredrick Bernard Ford Savannah, Georgia 

Marcus Donnell Gamble Columbus, Georgia 

Charles Alexander Gordon Savannah, Georgia 

Stacie Anita Greene Savannah, Georgia 

Latosha S. Harris Macon, Georgia 

Reginald Dewayne Haywood Gray, Georgia 

Harry Burt Hezekiah, Jr Savannah, Georgia 

Reginald Jacobs Savannah, Georgia 

Vinson Erich Jenkins Savannah, Georgia 

Ashley Madison III Ft. Washington, Maryland 

Montenegro Mickens Augusta, Georgia 

Darryl Glenn Norman Lincolntoa Georgia 

Lloyd George Porter Ft. Polk, Louisiana 

Aaron Lamont Quarterman Savannah, Georgia 

Derrick Roberson Savannah, Georgia 

Torrance Tyrone Slaughter Orlando, Florida 

Nicole Lynne Smart Albany, Georgia 

Shawn Xavier Smith Waycross, Georgia 

Aaron Julian Washington Washington, District of Columbia 

Elwin Andre West Brunswick, Georgia 

Nicole Sheray Whitaker Savannah, Georgia 

Rachel Williams Vidalia, Georgia 

Valerie Luv Wright Savannah, Georgia 

*** Summa Cum Laude " Magna Cum Laude * Cum Laude ! In Absentia 


Political Octettes 

Sandra Cimeatria Alexander Columbus, Georgia 

Bengy Gordon Savannah, Georgia 

Kindra Alicen-Elane Hobbs Powder Springs, Georgia 

Lazarus Jawiyambe Kampala, Uganda 

Trone Darnell Jefferson Savannah, Georgia 

Mary Catherine Mitchell Savannah, Georgia 

Tanyetta LetitiaSims Savannah, Georgia 

Mashaunda Latrice Tanner Snellville, Georgia 


Nicole Suzette Ansley Savannah, Georgia 

Pauline Winnifred Barclay Lawrenceville, Georgia 

Carlean Maria Brown Georgetown, South Carolina 

Yolanda Yvette Corbin Cordele, Georgia 

Fredrica Felica Dunbar Savannah, Georgia 

Comia Vernese Flynn Savannah, Georgia 

Tiffany Tallise Linston Athens, Georgia 

Susan Keri Mingledorf Garden City Georgia 

Rasheen Gartrell DeMille Powell Savannah, Georgia 

Emeka Roshun Smith Decatur, Georgia 

Johnnie L Williams Midway, Georgia 

Sharon Althea Addison Savannah, Georgia 

Ricky Alexander Sparta, Georgia 

Sandra C.Augustine-Dennis Savannah, Georgia 

Beverly Anne Bell Waycross, Georgia 

Cherwanda Elaine Bell Atlanta, Georgia 

Talvia Cillette Bradley Garden City, Georgia 

J'Netra Andrea Brown Wrightsville, Georgia 

Tonya Monique Burnette Savannah, Georgia 

Mercedes Stevens Byrd Midway, Georgia 

Renee Denise Cannon Savannah, Georgia 

Lorraine Yvette Copeland Savannah, Georgia 

Lorrell Pauleen Dockery Claxton, Georgia 

Robert Lee Donaldson Savannah, Georgia 

Leslie Ann Edwards Savannah, Georgia 

Katina Maria Euley Riceboro, Georgia 

Carolyn Jackson Fields Savannah, Georgia 

Nicole Simone Fields Savannah, Georgia 

Dana Nicole Frasier Hinesville, Georgia 

Elease Daily Gaiter Savannah, Georgia 

Leona M. Hankerson Savannah, Georgia 

Terrain Marie Hines Savannah, Georgia 

Suzanne Huston Webster, Texas 

Christa Nicole Jackson Savannah, Georgia 

*** Summa Cum Laude ** Magna Cum Laude * Cum Laude ! In Absentia 

LaWanda P Jones Savannah, Georgia 

Ruby Dennis Lee Blakely, Georgia 

Patsy Michelle Miller Rochester, New York 

Tiffany Nelson-Frazier Savannah, Georgia 

Andrea Monique Owens Savannah, Georgia 

Robin Selby Owens Savannah, Georgia 

Cheryl Ann Randall Savannah, Georgia 

Tanika Charron Rivers Savannah, Georgia 

Yolanda Cole Roberson Savannah, Georgia 

Yolanda Fisher Sharpe Savannah, Georgia 

Lori Anne Shindell Savannah, Georgia 

Krystal Felicia Smalls Savannah, Georgia 

Kimalecia Leshay Weekes Savannah, Georgia 

Mary Ann Williams-Wright Savannah, Georgia 

Tyajuanna Suggs Williamson Savannah, Georgia 

Sylvia Annette Womack Savannah, Georgia 



John Lee Baker, Jr Brandon, Mississippi 

Morris Blaylock Albany, Georgia 

Kim Evette Burns Savannah, Georgia 

Leslie Nicole Galloway Atlanta, Georgia 

Wauchita Ayanna Green Savannah, Georgia 

Ericka Blount Harmon Vidalia, Georgia 

Nikki Kachena Harris Eatonton, Georgia 

Natasha Levonya Hill Warrenton, Georgia 

Jamal Y Mitchell Savannah, Georgia 

Jerri Yvettea Owens Whigham, Georgia 

Xanthus Nate Rouse Macon, Georgia 

AdeebaSaboor Atlanta, Georgia 

Lisa Danielle Saunders Macon, Georiga 

TaWanda Denise Teasley Savannah, Georgia 

VinhTu Vuong Savannah, Georgia 

Danielle Walker East Dublin, Georgia 

Crystal Bukonla Williamson Cobbtown, Georgia 

ilarine Italngy 

Virginia Rae Griesbach Statesboro, Georgia 

Daniel Brian Kalson Garden City, Georgia 

Richard Warren Kufer Richmond Hill, Georgia 

James Jefferies Lilliewood Beaufort, South Carolina 

Raymond Lon Moore Eastman, Georgia 

Steven Donald Payne Atlanta, Georgia 

Shannon Denise Smith Atlanta, Georgia 

*** Summa Cum Laude " Magna Cum Laude * Cum Laude ! In Absentia 

Enmnmmental §>tnMea 

Daniel Mark Arnold Decatur, Georgia 


Stephen Bernard Bruce Savannah, Georgia 

Marvin Kareem Bussie Delran, New Jersey 

Samuel Carter IV Savannah, Georgia 

Shontier Randyetta Prescott Girard, Georgia 

Tenisia Lena Ransom Savannah, Georgia 

Tanya Regina Sterling Nassau, Bahamas 

Anthony Bernard Williams Sandersville, Georgia 


Jasmine Jalyn Bryant Elkridge, Maryland 

Sean Gregory Burgest Savannah, Georgia 

Robert Carter III Pompano Beach, Florida 

Samuel Luogon Dolo Ganta, Liberia 

Natasha Teresa Hunter Decatur, Georgia 

Reginald Demetrius Sanders Pensacola, Florida 

Charlesette Venita Tiller Columbus, Georgia 

Keshia Lethia Walters Dublin, Georgia 

(ttiuil Engineering (FertjnoUigij 

Paul Eddie Hurley, Jr. Decatur, Georgia 

Qumi Chantell Spann Savannah, Georgia 

Malichi Jamili Wilson Brooklyn, New York 

Electronics Engineering SecfjnoUigij 

Mohammed Khalil Al-Damisi Savannah, Georgia 

Daman Bhandari Kathmandu, Nepal 

TamaraTimeka Hampton Savannah, Georgia 

Chandrain Felicia Holmes Augusta, Georgia 

Stafford L Saxton Savannah, Georgia 

Cedric L Shaw Nashville, Georgia 

FelmaStanely Savannah, Georiga 

Shailesh Mani Upadhyay Kathmandu, Nepal 

*** Summa Cum Laude ** Magna Cum Laude * Cum Laude ! In Absentia 

mechanical Engineering ufectjnnUigij 

Walter Brown III Stone Mountain, Georgia 

Michael Edward Cousins Decatur, Georgia 

Lionel Alphonso Eddy, Jr. St. Thomas, U.S.VI. 

Julius E. Harden, Jr. Starke, Florida 

Christopher Hart Jeffersonville, Georgia 

Eric Emmanuel Kirkland Orangeburg, South Carolina 

Tarek Maurice Kreitem Jerusalem, Israel 

Demond Derrick Mitchell Riverdale, Georgia 

Rodney Alexander Smith Savannah, Georgia 

(Computer Science QlecljnflUigij 

Evan R. Brigham III Savannah, Georgia 

Shawn Lakisha Burden East Point, Georgia 

Michael J. Helmly Savannah, Georgia 

CamissaTawanna Johnson Atlanta, Georgia 

Kelsey Jarrell Alkebulan Quarterman Savannah, Georgia 

Trina Yvette Roberson Savannah, Georgia 

Michael Jerome Rollins, Jr Stockbridge, Georgia 

Bishal Shrestha Kathmandu, Nepal 

Natasha Reyna Wright Savannah, Georgia 

(Computer Engineering Serijnologij 

Mohammed Khalil Al-Damisi Savannah, Georgia 

Shawn Lakisha Burden East Point, Georgia 

CamissaTawanna Johnson Atlanta, Georgia 

Kelsey Jarrell Alkebulan Quarterman Savannah, Georgia 

Trina Yvette Roberson Savannah, Georgia 

Bishal Shrestha Kathmandu, Nepal 

Shailesh Mani Upadhyay Kathmandu, Nepal 

Natasha Reyna Wright Savannah, Georgia 

NOTE: Appearance of a name on any list in this program must not be considered 
as conclusive evidence of graduation. Persons who have met all requirements for 
a particular degree and whose names appear on the lists in this program will 
receive the degree indicated. 

*• Summa Cum Laude ** Magna Cum Laude * Cum Laude ! In Absentia 

i^anat (graduates 

g>umma (Hum Saute - (3.75-4.00) 

Jasmine Jalyn Bryant 
Virginia Rae Griesbach 
Karen L. Head 
Suzanne Huston 
Lazarus Jawiyambe 
Daniel Brian Kalson 
Reginald D. Leseane 
Ursula Mason 

Damon Todd Wilson 

Raymond Lon Moore 

Liza Joyce Mullins 

Karen Elizabeth Portosa 

Lori Anne Shindell 

Shannon Denise Smith 

Shailesh Mani Upadhyay 

Vinh Tu Vuong 

James Heyward Walker 

itagna (Hum Saute - (3.40 - 3J49) 

Bessie Green Allen 
Sandra C. Augustine-Dennis 
Curtis R. Bean 
Morris Blaylock 
J'Netra Andrea Brown 
Sean Gregory Burgest 
Marvin Kareem Bussie 
Stephanie D. Byrd 
Edward Grayson Cannon 
Renee Denise Cannon 
Robert Carter III 

Lorrell Pauleen Dockery 

Lynnae Marie Floyd 

Cynthia P Garner 

Tranace Jackson 

Eddie Lamont Jones III 

Robin Selby Owens 

Steven Donald Payne 

Amy Nicole Phillips 

Bishal Shrestha 

Marie Michelle Westmoreland 

Anthony Bernard Williams 

(Hum Saute (3.00 - 3.399) 

Sharon Althea Addison 
Nicole Suzette Ansley 
Demetra Antoniou-Johnson 
John Lee Baker, Jr. 
Nikki Makeba Baker 
Anika Latasha Blackwell 
Joyce Meachum Brenson 
Evan R. Brigham III 
Tiffany Anne Brook 
Stephen Bernard Bruce 
Susan Mary Bryant 
Tonya Monique Burnette 
Theresa Michelle Burroughs 
Keenya Asenath Burts 
Mercedes Stevens Byrd 
Deborah B. Davis 
Patricia Doe 
Samuel Luogon Dolo 
Robert Lee Donaldson 
Lionel Alphonso Eddy Jr. 
Keith Eric Ellison 
Lois E. Evans 
Carolyn Jackson Fields 

Frederick Bernard Ford 

Elease Daily Gaiter 

Leona M. Hankerson 

Nikki Kachena Harris 

Michael J. Helmly 

Esperanza Hernandez 

Harry Burt Hezekiah, Jr. 

Camissa Tawanna Johnson 

Melanie Deason Kramer 

Tarek Maurice Kreitem 

Kenneth McFarland 

LeRon McKendrick 

Montenegro Mickens 

Jamal Y Mitchell 

Jerri Yvettea Owens 

Shontier Randyetta Prescott 

Deborah Mae Rish 

Shari P Roberts 

Jose A. Roque 

Yolanda Fisher Sharpe 

Krystal Felicia Smalls 

Kimberly Anndrea Washington 

Kimalecia Leshay Weekes 

Natasha Reyna Wright 

®fj£ §>tgntftcanc£ of ®t|c Academic iEace 

Observing the centuries-old convocation procedures, each Marshal in the Savannah State College Aca- 
demic Procession carries an official mace which is indicative of the power, dignity, and magisterium vested in the 
College. The mace is a club-shaped staff which originated in the Middle Ages as a weapon. Eventually, it gained 
a ceremonial character and is presently employed most often by legislative forums and academic enterprises. 

The official mace of Savannah State College was designed and made from mahogany wood by Dr. Ernest 
S. Brown, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering Technology. Dr. Lester B. Johnson, Jr. former Head of the 
Department of Engineering Technology, designed and built the Mace Stand. 

The College motto is "Lux Et Veritas" ("Light and Truth"). 

Acatomtc (Cnstumcs 

Modern academic dress, has evolved from a type of apparel prescribed by English Medieval Universities to 
distinguish their schools from the lay person in dress at a time when everybody wore robes or gowns. When 
American colleges and universities desired to adopt some suitable system of academic apparel a half century 
ago, it seemed best to agree on some definite system which all might follow. Accordingly, this attire has con- 
sisted of the cap, the gown, and the hood, the latter two now differing according to the degree the wearer has 

The modem cap, in academic dress, has the same design for all degrees: black and square-shaped with a 
tassel hanging from the center. However, the color of the tassel usually differentiates the field of study for which 
the degree was granted, the gold tassel being worn by doctors or by presidents of colleges and universities; but 
it may be added that the black tassel is correct for all degrees. 

The gown, unlike the cap, differs appreciably in design according to the degree conferred on the wearer. 
The gown for the bachelor's degree has pointed sleeves. It is designed to be worn closed. The gown for the 
master's degrees, worn open or closed, has an oblong sleeve, open at the wrist, like the others. The sleeve base 
hangs down in the traditional manner. The rear part of its oblong shape is square cut, and the front part has an 
arc cut away. The doctor's gown, worn open or closed, has long sleeves faced with velvet; three bars of velvet are 
midway the sleeves. The trimmings of the doctor's gown may be black or the color associated with the field of 

The hood, while not an article of dress, is, however, the most distinctive feature of the academic attire. It is 
a black, crow-shaped badge or adornment with an oval opening and worn down the back. It enables one to 
quickly determine not only the degree held by the wearer but also the college or university from which he is 
graduated. The colors lining the hood and the size and the shape of the hood make this distinction. The bachelor's 
and master's hoods are three feet and three and a half feet in length, respectively; the doctor's hood is four feet 
in length and is made with a wide panel. Hoods may be worn for only those degrees actually held by the wearers. 

Members of the governing body of a college or university, and they only, whatever their degrees may be, are 
entitled to wear doctor's gowns (with black velvet), but their hoods may be only those of degrees actually held by 
the wearers or those especially prescribed for them by the institution. 

In some colleges and universities, it is customary for the president, chancellor, or chief officer to wear a 
costume similar to that worn by the head of a foreign university. 

The chief marshal may wear a specially designed costume approved by the institution. 

For all academic purposes, including trimmings of doctor's gowns, edging of hoods, and tassels of caps, the 
color associated with different subjects as prescribed by the revised American Intercollegiate Code is as follows: 

Music Pink 

Oratory (Speech) Silver Gray 

Philosophy Dark Blue 

Physical Education Sage Green 

Public Administration Peacock Blue 

Science Golden Yellow 

Social Work Citron 

Theology Scarlet 

Arts, Letters, Humanities White 

Business Drab 

Economics Copper 

Education Light Blue 

Law Purple 

Library Science Lemon 

At Savannah State College, the lining of the hood has an orange chevron on a blue background to represent 
school colors. A faculty member wears the color of his alma mater.